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Diet Advice Sheet

Foods and drinks that have the potential to cause dental erosion

(Causes wear- bad)

Food and drinks with low/no erosive potential

(Reduced risk of wear- good)

Potentially cariogentic foods and drinks

(Causes holes-bad)

Foods and drinks with low potential for dental caries

(Reduced risk of holes- good)

  • Soft drinks- carbonated and diluted squashes including ‘diet’ varieties
  • Fresh fruit juices and fruit juice drinks
  • Wine, Alcopops, Cider and Perry, Spirits consumed with mixers
  • Some Herbal teas
  • Fresh fruit such as citrus fruits and apples (not bananas) if eaten often in large quantities
  • Vinegar, Sauces and Pickles (large quantities)
  • Acidic sweets (e.g. acidic fruit drops)
  • Chewable aspirin and vitamin C tablets (large quantities)
  • Bread (sandwiches, toast, crumpets and pitta bread)·
  • Pasta, rice and starchy staple foods
  • Fibrous foods (e.g. raw vegetables)
  • Low-sugar breakfast cereals (e.g. shredded wheat)
  • Sugar-free chocolate and sugar-free chewing gum
  • Cheese
  • Peanuts
  • Milk
  • Water
  • Tea & Coffee unsweetened
  • Sugar and chocolate confectionery
  • Cakes and biscuits
  • Buns, pastries, fruit pies
  • Sponge puddings and other puddings
  • Table Sugar
  • Sugared breakfast cereals
  • Jams, preserves, honey
  • Ice cream
  • Fruit in syrup
  • Fresh fruit juices
  • Sugared soft drinks
  • Sugared, milk-based beverages
  • Alcoholic beverages containing sugar

Low/no caries risk:

  • Bread (sandwiches, toast, crumpets and pitta bread)
  • Pasta, rice and starchy staple foods
  • Unsweetened or artificially sweetened yoghurt
  • Low-sugar breakfast cereals (e.g. shredded wheat)
  • Sugar-free confectionary
  • Fresh fruit (whole and not juices)
  • Water
  • Sugar-free drinks


Possible anti-cariogenic effect (prevents holes):

  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Peanuts
  • Sugar-free chewing gum
  • Fibrous foods (e.g. raw vegetables)
  • Xylitol sweeteners, gum and mints
  • Tea unsweetened
Coronavirus Update 24/03/2020

The Covid-19 Coronavirus is moving at a fast pace.


The government has implemented never before seen measures to try to slow the transmission of the disease and these affect every human being in the UK and every dental practice.


To protect staff and patients we are now postponing all routine treatments.


We will still be available for telephone advice between 10am and 3pm daily. Please ring the practice during these hours on 01922 452540. If emergency treatment is deemed appropriate then we will ask you to attend the practice.


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